Color is the essence of happy modern style. This palette of color blocked furniture and accessories fits the bill perfectly with hues like mango, dark turquoise, and chartreuse. Gender neutral, color blocking is a smart and versatile strategy that can make small spaces feel larger or create cozy areas in cavernous ones.
I've written about these activity rugs before, but had yet to find a US source for them. Now two versions: traffic and playhouse are available in the States. A smart way to incorporate play into a small space.
This rug started out as a doodle by typography rock star Jessica Hische. Small wonder that the letter lover paid homage to TYPE on her studio floor. This is such a brilliant project that blows open a ton of possibilities for a kid's room, or any space in need of some custom flavor. How did she do it?
I always look forward to escaping the Missouri heat and humidity by heading back home to Vermont in the summer. There's nothing I'd rather do than tube down our clear (cold!) rivers, eat real maple creemies, and hike in the woods.
Don't get me wrong, I don't have a scrap of pink or purple in my own house. And my walls haven't seen floral since my childhood in the 80s. There is something appealing however about taking a left turn from your usual decor and embracing the opposite once in awhile. We all get in ruts, and it's nice to branch out.
Being in nature, to me, is one of the most calming, rewarding things. Who wouldn't want to bring some of that joy and mystery into their home with nature-inspired furniture, art and other elements? But beyond just items that are inspired by nature, I'm really into lately how designers interpret nature: artists who experiment with color in landscape photos and furniture designers who incorporate natural materials and motifs in new and exciting ways.
Last month, spurred on by the splintering floor and an on-sale couch set, we started to redo our upstairs deck. All went well, until I decided I wanted an outdoor rug — the only attractive ones we could find were $500 and up. Thankfully, my internet sleuthing eventually paid off …
From grand dining rooms to sketchy mead halls, torch-lit castle chambers to the mysterious glitter of Qarth: north, south, east, and Westeros… there's a lot of style inspiration in Game of Thrones. Here, a collection inspired by the books and TV series (including an over-the-top replica of the Iron Throne), all available now, in a mix designed to evoke the exotic, rough and regal in a way that works right now. Well, maybe not with that actual throne. (Wildfire sold separately.)
Interface (the contract version of the well-known "Flor" tiles) made a strong style statement this year in their NeoCon showroom design. It's all about a very glam version of "green" - both the color and an embrace of an almost-edgy version of natural beauty.
Looking to add a bit of natural, woodsy whimsy to your decor? Faux bois, or "false wood," is an artsy rendition of wood grain. You can style it to be bold and eye-catching, or demure and unassuming, but either way, it's timeless and classic. Come see ten faux bois floors — painted surfaces and rugs both — and get inspired to add a little bark to your floors.